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    Demand for Goat Meat on the Rise in Ohio: Conference Offers Training on Meat Goat Production

    Feb 9, 2016

    WILMINGTON, Ohio – The demand for goat meat is on the rise across the Buckeye state, creating a strong market for producers who are able to supply consumers with the specialty meat.

  2. An overall healthful diet, particularly one high in calcium, iron and vitamin C, can mitigate the effects of lead poisoning, especially in children. (photo: iStock)

    How Good Nutrition Can Combat Effects of Lead in Water

    Feb 9, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Children are especially susceptible to the dangers of ingesting lead from drinking water or any other source, says a registered dietitian nutritionist with Ohio State University Extension. But parents can help limit the health impact by making sure their children eat a well-balanced diet, especially that they get enough calcium, iron and vitamin C.

  3. People need nature to survive, says Conservation International’s M. Sanjayan. He'll speak at Ohio State to an expected audience of more than 1,500. (Photo: Ami Vitale.)

    Media Advisory: Conservation Scientist to Speak at Ohio State Feb. 11

    Feb 9, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — M. Sanjayan, executive vice president and senior scientist with Conservation International, will give a free public talk, “Earth and People: Lessons in Living Together,” to more than 1,500 people — including students, faculty and staff from The Ohio State University and members of the surrounding community — at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Ohio Union on Ohio State’s campus in Columbus. Reporters are welcome to attend.

  4. Conservation Tillage Conference March 2-3 Offers Tips for Farmers in Tight Economy

    Feb 9, 2016

    ADA, Ohio – High input costs coupled with low grain prices anticipated in 2016 means that growers have to make smarter, calculated choices to grow profitable crops this year.

  5. Aedes aegypti is the main vector that carries Zika virus. (ThinkStock photo)

    Media Advisory: Zika Virus: Ohio State Expert Available to Speak about Mosquitoes that Carry Disease

    Feb 3, 2016

    WOOSTER, Ohio — Peter Piermarini, an entomologist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, is available to speak with the media about the mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus, which is now present throughout Latin America and has also infected more than 30 people in the U.S. who contracted the disease while traveling abroad.

  6. Tom Smarr, who keynotes Feb. 4’s Tri-State Green Industry Conference, was horticulture director for New York City’s innovative High Line Park, shown here, built on an old elevated train track. (Photo: “Sunrise On the Flyover” by Steven Severinghaus via Friends of the High Line licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.)

    Urban Green Space Expert to Keynote Tri-State Green Industry Conference

    Jan 26, 2016

    CINCINNATI, Ohio — What’s new in the business of landscaping, plant nurseries and grounds maintenance?

    Soil health, turf pests, deer damage, pollinators, hydroponics, invasive species, new urban green space, new pesticide regulations, and new types of annuals and perennials will be some of the nearly three dozen topics at the 2016 Tri-State Green Industry Conference.

    The annual event is from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 4 in Cincinnati.

  7. Steve Slack retired in December 2015.

    College Creates Annual Lecture Series in Honor of Retired OARDC Director Steve Slack

    Jan 19, 2016

    WOOSTER, Ohio — The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University has announced the creation of a research lecture series in recognition of Steve Slack, who served as director of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center for 16 years untilhis retirement in December 2015.

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    Ohio State Seeks Participants for Ohio Farm Custom Work Rate Survey

    Jan 16, 2016

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Agricultural economists from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University want to know how much Ohio growers engage farm workers and machinery operators as part of the college’s 2016 Ohio Farm Custom Rate Survey.

    The survey is conducted biannually by Barry Ward, production business management leader for Ohio State University Extension, as a means of gauging farm work completed by others, which is often referred to as “custom farm work” or “custom work,” he said.

  9. Secrest Arboretum’s new Master Gardener class is its first in more than a decade. (Photo by Wavebreak Media.)

    Apply Now for New Secrest Arboretum Master Gardener Class

    Jan 16, 2016

    WOOSTER, Ohio — Master Gardener volunteers from across Ohio helped Secrest Arboretum regrow after a 2010 tornado.

    Now the 115-acre plant collection, part of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, hopes to return the favor.

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    Southwestern Ohio Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Conference Is Feb. 2

    Jan 16, 2016

    LOVELAND, Ohio – Fruit, vegetable and specialty crop growers can learn how to do everything from increase sales using social media, control pests in their greenhouses, produce barley for malting and understand food marketing regulations during a day-long conference offered by horticulture, entomology and local foods experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.